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Fire & Ice: a powerful combination!

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||| 3 day retreat |||
||| June 30 - July 2 2023 |||

||| September 1 - 3 2023 |||

||| Investment: Single Ticket €425 |||
||| Duo Ticket €800 |||

During these weekends you come back to your primitive self: fully in contact with your body, (your) nature and the path you are walking here on this earth.

In this weekend you will be taken on a deep journey through all layers: the physical, mental, emotional and energetic. Fire & Ice will be your teachers, just like all the elements around us. In addition, the facilitators will guide you during, among other things, a Sweatlodge Ceremony (facilitated by Bodil & Jeremy), a Workshop Icebath & Breath (facilitated by Joska) and your stomach will be filled and your body fed and nutured thanks to the delicious and honest food in the form of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks (which are lovingly prepared by Geertje).

Together, this entire weekend forms a retreat that brings you back to nature, with plenty of relaxation and free time in addition to the ceremony, workshop, Yoga and Archery Workshop. Camping in your own tent or hammock, using the Sauna and swimming pool and beautiful walks through the woods. All this in a beautiful location on the edge of the Noordlaarderbos, in contact with all the life that is present there. There is room for 16 participants. The retreat will take place with a minimum of 10 participants.

A Sweatlodge Ceremony is a deep cleansing ceremony. In the sweatlodge, also called the womb of Mother Earth, you make a mystical journey with the help of the elements back to yourself and back in connection with All That Is. Let go of your expectations and sink into the darkness and warmth through all layers of your ego, into unity. Completely detached from the world as society has created it. Get in touch with your own body, your own mind with all the energy (spirits) around you. It feels like coming home! At the end you come out completely cleaned up and reborn with new insights.

 

The Workshop Icebath & Breath is amazing and you will learn everything you need to know about cold training and how you can apply this in your own life (with all the health benefits it brings!). You will learn and perform a number of breathing exercises (oxygen-enriching breathing & deep abdominal breathing), we will do some yoga exercises and a meditation for a good and safe base to start from: in contact with your body and at rest. All this together forms a basis for confidence with which you will step into the ICE BATH! Full of enthusiasm and discharge!


 

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All-Inclusive (except for a few attributes, such as clothing & sleeping gear):

  • a place in the yard for your tent/hammock to sleep in for 2 or 3 nights (limited number of trees available! Ask us about availability if you would like to camp in a hammock)

  • dinner on the first evening after arrival

  • breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Saturday

  • breakfast, lunch and snacks on Sunday

  • vegan, vegetarian & organic)

  • drinks (tea, coffee, kombucha (while stocks last), water...)

  • Sweatlodge Ceremony

  • archery (incl lesson)

  • yoga classes

  • use sauna & swimming pool

  • Workshop Ice Bath & Breath

  • Personal attention and guidance

  • and as an EXTRA: a free extra night from Sunday to Monday until 10 am (excluding dinner and breakfast). This way you can enjoy this weekend a bit longer, unwind even more and see more of this area!

  • own tent + sleeping gear

  • towel(s)

  • washcloth

  • bathrobe

  • flip flops

  • a ‘tool’ for the altar*

*think of gemstones, objects from nature, objects from everyday life that you use to heal others or yourself or an object that will assist you in the journey you are going to make in the lodge. It can also be something you would like to recharge or transform. There's no right or wrong.

Programma*

Friday

  • 17:00 Reception

  • 18:00 Welcome & Introduction

  • 18:30 Dinner

  • 19:00 Campfire + intentions + meditation

  • 20:00 Free evening

Saturday

  • 07:30 Breakfast​​

  • 09:00 Free choice: chill, walk, yoga or archery

  • 11:00 FIRE: Sweat Lodge Ceremony

  • 15:00 Late lunch

  • 15:30 Free time

  • 17:30 Dinner

  • 18:30 Free choice evening: yoga, archery, sauna, hiking, etc.

  • 20:00 Short sharing round at campfire

  • 20:30 Continuation of sauna, chilling, free time

Sunday

  • 08:00 Free choice of activity: yoga, archery or other leisure activities: short walk or meditation

  • 09:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30 Free time (pack things, etc.)

  • 11:30 ICE: Workshop Ice Bath & Breath

  • 14:30 Tea + snack & ending of retraite around campfire

  • If you choose to stay: free time till Monday morning 10:00 AM 

*This is a rough time indication to give you an idea of what the day will look like. The program could turn out to have different begin or end-times, due to flow and the unpredictable aspects.

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||| Contact & Introduction |||

For questions, comments, or the passing on of important information, such as a medical condition of which we would like to be informed, please contact us. Below you will find all information for contact and the location where the event will take place. You can also take a look at our websites and social media who we are! Each name and item is clickable and will open a different page for you in a separate tab.

Hey hello, we are Bodil & Jeremy! Partners for life and also in many activities of Nature Nurture by Bodil Aina (Bodil's Holistic Lifestyle Center). We have an enormous love for nature: it connects everything and can bring you back to your own peace, tranquility and the here and now. We have learned from life and our experiences that everything in life is connected and nothing arises or lives separately. You will also experience the same during a Sweatlodge Ceremony, where we sink back into the Unity, Oneness. When you arrive here everything feels as one, and that is a very special and fantastic feeling. It feels like coming home. During the retreat we will, among other things, guide the Sweatlodge Ceremony and teach you archery (or assist you, if you can already do it). We can also tell you a lot about this beautiful area on the edge of the Noordlaarderbos and its inhabitants. There is of course much more to tell about us, but we will keep it briefly here with just our connection to this retreat! Do you want to know more about us? Then click on 'Bodil & Jeremy' above under the photo

Hi there! My name is Joska, and with my continuous drive and passion to help people grow, I offer platforms where I invite people to come closer to themselves. I help you, among other things, to relax, experience less stress, get more space (in body and mind), boost health, overcome fears, increase or (re) find (self) confidence, make lasting changes in lifestyle and thinking patterns. As tools I use yoga, cold training and breathwork. Characteristic of my way of teaching are my soothing voice that takes you on an (inner) journey, the gentle guidance I offer with my hands and my ability to observe and empathize; clear intuition, combined with my psychological background. So, on this retreat I will host the Icebath & Breath workshop and the yoga practises for you to get into this deeper state of relaxation and Being.

Hey! My name is Geertje Owner & Founder of Picnic Story. I have a huge love for honest, delicious food. Dishes that are so tasty and nutritious and where the taste just drips off! I try to use as much seasonal products much as possible and probably the most direct from the local farmer or supplier. Directly from farm to fork. In addition, I occasionally supplement the dishes with things that can simply be found in nature. Think of the most delicious blackberries, but also a syrup made from Magnolia leaves or a pesto made from wild garlic. I believe food connects. Beautiful stories are shared by consuming a nice meal. Can you picture it already? On a picnic blanket on a warm summer evening around the campfire, the most delicious dishes together with the group of people you just met? Want to share stories together about the amazing experiences you gain in 1 weekend? I'm really looking forward to contributing here together with Joska, Bodil & Jeremy. You will also find me next to Joska at the Ice Bath! In recent years my fascination with the cold has developed because it has worked as a powerful tool for me to get more in touch with my body from the head and rekindle that inner fire. Curious about more? You can always email call me. You can find my email and phonenumber up here, under my photo!

||| Location |||

On a dirt road, in a yard shared with other residents, chickens, cats, dogs, horses and all that lives around us. On the edge of the Noordlaarderbos. Full of nature and life!

The housenumber is marked on the dark green mailbox, a white '4' can be seen. You can park the car on the roadside in front of the yard. You can recognize the house by the green stable and barn. The house itself is white (and old). Our front door is at the back of the house, so you have to walk into the yard and around the house (towards the backyard).

 

There is a busstop in Glimmen (Oude Schoolweg). It's a 20 minute walk from there to the location.

You can chose to walk through the apple orchard next to the Appelbergen. I think this is the route Google Maps will guide you through!
If need be, when can pick you up, if you give us a heads up!

||| Area & activities |||

Bodil & Jeremy can tell you more about these area's and activities and the exact locations. Here you can see how you want to fill up you free time, especially if you are staying till monday morning!

Our location is located in the UNESCO global Geopark de Hondsrug & National Park the Drentsche Aa.

For the nature lovers:
The area around our location is very rural and wooded, ideal for hikes!

  • the Polder (where White Tailed Eagles have their nest!)

  • the Appelbergen

  • the Noordlaarderbos

  • the Vijftigbunder

 and you can continue on and on from there, there is alot more

 

 There are 3 area's where you can go for a swim in nature:

  • there is a beautiful sunbathing area by Meerzicht Zuidlaardermeer (lake)

  • het Zandgat in Zuidlaren: old sand excavation with clear water and alot of fish (the smaller ones will come and give you a spa treatment when you sit still in the water!)

  • the Drentse Aa: a part of the stream where you can enter the water

The towns and cities with shops & restaurants nearby are these:

  • Zuidlaren (town) +/- 5km

  • Haren (town) +/- 7km

  • Groningen (city) +/- 12km

  • Assen (city) +/- 15km

On the start of the road Beslotenveenseweg, there is de Blankehoeve, a café restaurant. In the Appelbergen there is de Paviljoen Appelbergen, where you can eat and drink while you are on your hike.
You can rent bikes in Zuidlaren. There is also Midlaren (on your way to Zuidlaren), you can rent boats there at de
Bloemert and Paviljoen Meerzicht and there is are 3 restaurants.

If there is anything alse you would like to know about the area and if there are any specific activitie, please contact Bodil & Jeremy.

The Event

  • Fire & Ice: a powerful combination  (September)
    Fire & Ice: a powerful combination  (September)
    vr 01 sep
    Noordlaren
    01 sep 2023, 17:00 CEST – 03 sep 2023, 16:00 CEST
    Noordlaren, Beslotenveenseweg 4, 9479 Noordlaren, Nederland
    01 sep 2023, 17:00 CEST – 03 sep 2023, 16:00 CEST
    Noordlaren, Beslotenveenseweg 4, 9479 Noordlaren, Nederland
    Back to (your true) nature! With camping on the fields close to the forest, Sweatlodge Ceremony, Ice bath & Breath Workshop, archery & yoga, healthy & tasty food and much much more.

By purchasing a ticket you agree to our terms and conditions. Read this carefully. For example, cancellation conditions apply.

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